Tata Steel Group & PGTI to host season-ending Tata Steel Tour Championship
~ Only top 60 players on the Tata Steel PGTI Order of Merit to be eligible ~
~ Sponsor invites include Indian golfing legends Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chawrasia and Gaganjeet Bhullar ~
~ Substantial prize money offered ~
The Tata Steel Group and PGTI (Professional Golf Tour of India) will be hosting the season-ending Tata Steel Tour Championship at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur on December 26-29, 2019. The event offers a handsome prize purse and will feature an elite field of 75 professionals.
The season-ending Tour Championship returns on the PGTI schedule after 2017. The tournament will be a 72-hole stroke-play championship and there will be no cut applied after 36 holes. All players will be guaranteed prize money. The Pro-Am event preceding the tournament will be played on December 25, 2019.
The tournament will feature the top 60 players from the current Tata Steel PGTI Order of Merit including the likes of Rashid Khan and Chikkarangappa as well as 15 invitees such as Indian golfing legends Jeev Milkha Singh (13 international wins), Gaganjeet Bhullar (10 international wins), Jyoti Randhawa (9 international wins) and SSP Chawrasia (6 international wins). While Jeev will be making his maiden appearance in Jamshedpur, Jyoti, SSP and Gaganjeet have all competed at the TATA Open in Jamshedpur in the past.
SSP Chawrasia, a three-time winner of the Tata Open in 2003, 2005 and 2006, returns to play in Jamshedpur after nearly 12 years. Jyoti Randhawa, the runner-up at the Tata Open in 2011, and Gaganjeet Bhullar will be teeing it up in the Steel City after eight years and 12 years respectively.
Mr. Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel, and Golf captain Jamshedpur Golf, said: “Tata Steel is committed to the development of sports in India and has always been in the forefront of nurturing and supporting sporting talent. The association with PGTI is a natural outcome of our shared goal of promoting competition at the highest level in golf. The Tata Steel Tour Championship will see the top professionals of the country in action and it promises to be an engaging four days for the golf enthusiasts in Jamshedpur.”
“We have made improvements in the Golf Course to make it more challenging and one of the best layouts in India. It is only befitting that top players of the country are participating in this year’s edition,” he added.
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said: “We thank Tata Steel for coming on board as PGTI’s Umbrella Partner from this season onward. The Tata Steel Tour Championship reiterates Tata Steel’s unflinching support to the PGTI since its inception in 2006. The blue-riband event of the Tata Steel PGTI calendar promises to be a visual delight for golf fans as some of the leading stars of Indian golf including legends such as Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chawrasia and Gaganjeet Bhullar, will be seen in action at the magnificent Golmuri Golf Club. The tournament will also have the added excitement of the race for the Tata Steel PGTI Order of Merit title. We thank Mr. T. V. Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel, for his continued commitment to the growth of Indian professional golf and look forward to this event becoming one of the biggest attractions on the Tata Steel PGTI in the coming years.”
The tournament venue, the Golmuri Golf Course, is a lush green, beautiful and very well-maintained golf course which doesn’t allow golfers any room for error.
Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognized official body of professional golf in India. PGTI’s objective is to promote professional golf in the country as well as give players an opportunity to be involved in decision making for all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI’s governing body comprises of leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).
A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.
Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.
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